1513 Hall Johnson Road
Colleyville, TX 76034
Established in 1971, The Barbara Gordon Montessori School is an AMI Recognized Montessori school serving children ages 14 months through 14 years (8th grade), plus a program for parents and their infants beginning at 2 months in our Parent-Infant series. Nestled on nine wooded acres in Colleyville, Texas, BGMS is halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. Once a rural farming community, Colleyville has become a perennial favorite on the “best of…” lists in Dallas and Fort Worth, across Texas, and around the nation. Money magazine named the city to its list of “Best 100 Places to Live in America,” awarding it the highest ranking in Texas. Colleyville’s small town ambiance and big city amenities continue to earn it a place on the “best” lists of popular publications, including Newsweek and D Magazine. Colleyville provides easy access to a wonderful selection of cultural, sporting, entertainment, dining and recreational pursuits in the nearby Metroplex cities.
In case you missed it, Dr. Hughes was on KERA's Think! with Krys Boyd on Monday, March 5th to talk about his presentation, School 2.0, that would happen later that evening at University of Texas at Dallas. Please enjoy the Podcast of the show.
40th Anniversary: An Interview with BGMS Founder, Barbara Gordon
In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we interviewed our founding director, Barbara Gordon, for some insight on the past, present, and future of the Barbara Gordon Montessori School.
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Get to know the Trustees of The Barbara Gordon Montessori School by clicking above on "About BGMS," then "Our Board." Then consider joining the Trustees in the work they do to support our School by volunteering to serve on a Board Committee! Committees looking for new members include Buildings and Grounds, Communications, Strategic Planning, and Capital Funding and Development.
The Toronto Globe and Mail, Toronto's equivalent of The Wall Street Journal, recently featured a full page article entitled "The Creativity Gap: Maria Montessori: guru for a new generation of business innovators." Former Montessori student Carlo Consoli, now a senior consultant at IBM Global Business Services in Rome, has won numerous awards for his innovative work. Click here to see why Consoli says, “Being a Montessori child is a gift for life.”
In this article from Psychology Today, board-certified neurologist and middle school teacher Dr. Judy Willis, an authority on brain research involving learning, discusses the qualities that will serve children well as they grow into adulthood in the 21st century. Do these qualities sound familiar? They are the goals and outcomes of Montessori education!
"With available information in all fields doubling every five years and the access to that information available globally, the best jobs will not go to the person who knows the most facts. Computers will always have the edge on that and when your children enter the workforce in the 21st century, if a computer can do the job, it will. The best jobs will go to applicants who have the skillsets to analyze information as it becomes available, the flexibility to adapt when what were believed to be facts are revised, and to collaborate with other experts on a global playing field requiring tolerance, willingness to consider alternative perspectives, and articulately communicate one's ideas successfully."
For previous links that we have posted on our homepage, go to our Montessori Links page
Lillard, A.S., "Preschool children's development in classic Montessori, supplemented Montessori, and conventional programs." Journal of School Psychology 50:379-401 (June 2012)
A study examining the impact of Montessori implementation fidelity found that children enrolled in high fidelity classic (AMI) Montessori programs showed significantly greater school-year gains on outcome measures of executive function, reading, math, vocabulary, and social problem-solving than children in lower fidelity Montessori programs or conventional classrooms.
On August 31, in honor of Maria Montessori’s 142d birthday, the Google homepage displayed the Google logo composed of Montessori classroom materials. Clicking on the logo took viewers to a large selection of informational articles about Montessori. Montessori education is close to the hearts of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who both attended Montessori schools as children. Watch this excerpt (the link in the heading) from a 2004 interview with Barbara Walters, in which they credited their Montessori education as a major factor contributing to their success, saying that Montessori allowed them to learn to think for themselves, taught them to be self-directed and self-starters, and gave them freedom to pursue their interests.